Ana Flavia Silva


Kashmir: Violence Erupts after Miliant Group Leader Is Killed in Shootout with Indian Army

Last Friday, Burhan Wani, leader of rebel group Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed in a shootout with Indian army forces in Kashmir. Since then, at least twenty more people have been killed and more than 200 injured in clashes between protesters and Indian forces, according to CNN. Though Indian police describe […]


Police in Rio: “Welcome to Hell”

Last Monday, Rio de Janeiro police officers greeted arriving tourists at the airport with a “Welcome to Hell” sign. Brazil has been dealing with its fair share of problems lately, from the Zika virus and the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, to a major recession and the preparation for the […]


A Syrian Solution To A Global Crisis

The United Nation’s Refugee Day occurred June 20th, a day set aside to raise awareness about refugees resettled around the world. As of the June 2016, almost 12 million Syrians have been displaced, 4.8 million of which have registered for resettlement. To put the crisis into perspective, one quarter of […]


Climate Change: Time For Action Is Imminent

Hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes in Southern California this past Saturday as blazing flames spread and formed fire tornadoes. The wildfire was named the “Sherpa Fire” and consumed over 7,811 acres of land by Saturday evening. Thankfully, there were no casualties, but an increase in environmental […]


Palestinian Gunmen Open Fire in Tel Aviv

Last Wednesday, June 8th, two Palestinian gunmen disguised in formal business attire posed as customers at a restaurant at the Sarona market–a popular market across the street from Israel’s Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv–before revealing automatic weapons and opening fire on civilians. Reuters reported two men and two women were […]


Students Call For Papua New Guinea PM’s Resignation

  Back in 2014, Papua New Guinea’s anti-corruption body, Taskforce Investigator, opened an investigation into illegal state payments of $30 million (US) to a law firm, Paraka Lawyers. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, known for continually suppressing political dissent and protests, immediately disbanded the body. However, PNG students hold influential power […]